June 9-10 Interop Tokyo 2015


Toru Nishikawa, CEO, and Daisuke Okanohara, Executive Vice Present, gave keynote talks at Interop Tokyo 2015 held on Feb 9~10th in Tokyo. On the 10th, PFN announced parthenships with Panasonic and FANUC.

Please refer to the news links below for more details on the partnerships announced.

Partnership with Panasonic announcement
Partnership with FANUC announcement

A video demonstration of the technology can be viewed at the YouTube link below:
Robot control using Distributed Deep Reinforcement Learning (7:13)
Preferred Research Blog
The technology used in the demo was developed by Eiichi Matsumoto. He explains it in more details at the Research blog below:
Preferred Research Blog (Japanese)

PFN also announced the release of a new deep learning framework “Chainer” as Open Source Software. Seiya Tokui, the Chainer project leader, explains more details about the new framework at the research blog below:

Official site
Release Announcement of “Chainer” : Open Source Deep Learning Framework
Preferred Research Blog
Preferred Research Blog(Japanese)

The announcement were covered in several Japanese and Global Medias:

Wall Street Journal

The Nikkei Newspaper:(Japanese)

The Nikkan Kogyo Newspaper:(Japanese)

IT Pro(Japanese)


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